Just two summers ago Nashville Predators GM David Poile was receiving huge praise around the league. 

After almost 20 years as Predators' GM, his team finally made it past the second round of the playoffs but eventually lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Finals. 

However for the last two seasons, it's been back to the same old story as the Preds were bounced from the second round of the playoffs during the 2017-18 season and had a quick exit last year as they were eliminated by the Dallas Stars in the first round. 

Poile has had a pretty comfy seat in Nashville for two decades, but it might not be that comfy anymore. 

Joe Rexrode of The Athletic points out Poile's summer moves point more towards panic moves and attempts at win now success than any form of long term plan. 

The Preds only have $1.3million left in cap space this year and only have $21million available next year with just 14 players signed. 

One of the players not signed for next year is captain Roman Josi who will likely get a huge pay bump on his current $4million contract. 

Rexrode adds that Poile is making a huge gamble this year as he hopes for bounce back years from Mikael Granlund and Kyle Turris while praying that Matt Duchene can somehow help solve the miserable power play that no longer features PK Subban and his booming shot. 

Source: The Athletic